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Ozone-Depleting Substance (ODS)

A family of man-made compounds that includes, but is not limited to: chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs); bromofluorocarbons (halons); methyl chloroform; carbon tetrachloride; methyl bromide; and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). 

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Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP)

Any air pollutant listed or pursuant to section 112(b) of the Clean Air Act. There are 189 regulated toxic chemicals on this list, including asbestos, beryllium, mercury, benzene, coke oven emissions, radionuclides, and vinyl chloride.

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